Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) announces the addition of Peter G. Naismith as special counsel in the New York office. A member of the firm’s Investment Management Group, Mr. Naismith advises on fund structuring, formation and operations. Prior to joining SRZ, Mr. Naismith served as deputy general counsel of Reservoir Capital Group, a leading investment firm.
“Peter is a trusted private funds lawyer with a great depth of experience,” said Stephanie R. Breslow, co-head of SRZ’s Investment Management Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “He is an excellent addition to our group and we are delighted to have him on board,” commented Steven J. Fredman, co-head of the firm’s Investment Management Group.
Mr. Naismith focuses his practice on advising private investment funds (including hedge funds and private equity funds) and investment advisers in connection with their structuring, formation and ongoing operational needs, as well as regulatory and compliance issues. He also has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, including a range of complex, high-value public and private transactions.
“We are pleased to welcome Peter to the firm. His substantial investment management experience expands our already deep capacities in this space,” noted Alan S. Waldenberg, chair of the firm’s Executive Committee. SRZ’s investment management practice is consistently placed in the top tiers in industry rankings. Named the Alternative/Hedge Funds Law Firm of the Year by The Legal 500 United States Awards, SRZ is the only law firm ranked in Band 1 in both the Chambers USA and Chambers UK guides in the category of Investment Funds: Hedge Funds.
“SRZ is known for its leading edge investment management practice and I am excited to work alongside these highly regarded lawyers,” said Mr. Naismith, who holds an LL.B., with first class honors, from The Flinders University of South Australia, a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice from The University of South Australia, an LL.M. (Commercial), with honors, from The University of Melbourne and an LL.M., magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law.